It’s been 17 years since terrorists used airplanes to attack the United States—but the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, are far from forgotten.
Many organizations took a moment to remember the heroes, victims and survivors of the terrorist attacks that claimed lives in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and injured over 6,000 others.
Twitter was a common channel for posting messages affirming American ideals. Organizations including the National Men’s Soccer team posted videos, and organizations such as NASA showed photos demonstrating institutional tributes to the losses suffered that day.
This view from NASA’s Opportunity rover shows part of the rover’s robotic arm. The component that bears the American flag is made of metal recovered from the site of the World Trade Center towers. This image was taken on Mars on Sept. 11, 2011 https://t.co/uzfuw67JS3#NeverForget pic.twitter.com/GnlcftHT9C
— NASA Solar System (@NASASolarSystem) September 11, 2018
— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) September 11, 2018
Many saluted the brave responders who risked their lives:
We will #NeverForget the sacrifice of the many search and rescue dogs that were a vital part in saving many lives on 9/11. The WKC salutes all of our Service Men, Women and Dogs who risk their lives for ours. pic.twitter.com/HcH8U68Fd3
— Westminster Dog Show (@WKCDOGS) September 11, 2018
Others tweeted out videos:
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) September 11, 2018
Many created patriotic images to share:
— University of Illinois (@Illinois_Alma) September 11, 2018
Many took time to remember what they did that day in 2001:
17 years ago I was in the classroom with my students as we watched reports of what was happening. I will #neverforget that morning and what it meant not only for my students, but our country. Today, we honor those we lost and remember our strength when we stand together.
— Tim Walz (@Tim_Walz) September 11, 2018
Others shared photos of the 9/11 Memorial in New York City:
— Rice Athletics (@RiceAthletics) September 11, 2018
Major League Baseball shared on Facebook footage from the 2001 postseason, part of which was played in New York:
Other sports teams also shared images:
Some asked for people to share their remembrances with a specific hashtag:
Love. Hope. Resilience. Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of 9/11. Share your message of love and remembrance with #Honor911. https://t.co/AjC1V0GOhA #911Memorial #911Museum pic.twitter.com/KsvnypDwRN
— 9/11 Memorial (@Sept11Memorial) September 8, 2018
Others shared messages of hope for the future, and of resilience:
Just took off from Newark, and there’s One World Trade Center standing tall above the clouds. pic.twitter.com/SaQv5yD9s5
— Peter Lattman (@peterlattman) September 11, 2018
We will always remember everyone we lost on 9/11, thank the first responders who keep us safe, and honor all who defend our country and the ideals that bind us together. There’s nothing our resilience and resolve can’t overcome, and no act of terror can ever change who we are.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 11, 2018
Dr. Goodall has five reasons for hope – among them is the indomitable human spirit & resiliency of nature. ‘Survivor’ tree represents power of both forces coming together to demonstrate hope after tragedy, how we can & must rebuild, together. https://t.co/jCwLTZTCe8 #NeverForgetpic.twitter.com/vxcsOsMCTU
— JaneGoodallInstitute (@JaneGoodallInst) September 11, 2018
How are you remembering September 11, PR Daily readers?